Lexus ES 330
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Lexus
Model: ES 330
Lexus ES 330

For the 2004 model year, the American market Lexus received a new 3.3 L engine producing 225 hp, and the car was renamed the Lexus ES 330. In the Middle Eastern and Asian markets, however, the 3.0 L engine was still the preferred engine in use. Then, in 2005, the ES received a facelift with clear taillights, projector headlights and a redesigned grille. The interior included new features as well such as power adjustable pedals and heated and ventilated front seats. Additionally, new Bird's Eye Maple trim brightened the interior and integrated satellite radio was also offered as an option. At this point Lexus began to recognize the profitability of limited and special edition models. By 2004, the limited ES 330 SportDesign special edition featured the Adaptive Variable Suspension, 16-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels, Mark Levinson audio, interior upgrades and special dark exterior colors. Lexus also offered an exclusive ES 330 Black Diamond Edition in 2005, featuring black wood trim, iridescent Black Diamond paint and a set of Tumi luggage. The fourth generation ES 330 carried on the solid success of the ES series for Lexus. Despite an increase in price which was suitable for its more upscale amenities, ES sales jumped to 69,607 in its first year, making the Lexus ES 330 the best-selling luxury car in the United States. Throughout its production run, the fourth generation ES was Lexus' best-selling sedan, and was outsold only in the Lexus model range by the RX luxury utility vehicle. This was an exciting model for Lexus and proved to be a profitable one as well. The ES model line was continued and is now in its fifth generation with all models being a success in some regard. This is an impressive statement given that many marquees are plagued by a few bad apples, so to say.

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